Music played to accompany a performance by local belly dance group "Shuvani" in a kebab restaurant in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on 16/01/07, plus some additional recordings from the sole rehearsal a week earlier and an open mic across the road at The Mission Coffeehouse later that evening.
Ryan - South Indian tambourine and frame drum Matthew - saz
Debbie - dumbek [tracks 1-9]
Cathy - additional percussion [tracks 6-9]
Pam, Tiata, Cathy (Shuvani dancers) - bells and whooping [tracks 1-9]
Gyros and Kebab House, Stevens Point
1-6 recorded 16/01/09 at the Gyros and Kebab House
7-9 recorded 09/01/09 at Pam's house (rehearsal)
10-11 recorded 16/01/09 at The Mission Coffeehouse (open mic)
Pat-a-Pan is an old English fertility song which appears to have been appropriated by the Americans as a Christmas carol - not an obvious choice for belly dancing, but the initial rhythm the dancers were making with their bells suggested it. The (possibly) Breton tune ended up being used for similar reasons.